Defendo

WHAT IS DEFENDO?

DEFENDO is a European self-defense system developed by Jyrki Saario. Its focus is on simplicity and realism, providing easy to learn self-defense solutions for anybody willing to learn...read more >>

 


HISTORY

 

Jyrki Saario, the creator of DEFENDO and founder of Defendo Alliance, dedicated his life to learning teaching about close combat systems. For 40 years he trained kickboxing, muay thai, grappling, judo, box, bjj, krav maga, kapap, various styles of karate, wing chun, kyusho and others. He decided to combine the wealth of his skills and experience into a single system, which would contain the best solution offered by each of the combat style he has...read more >>

 


HOW WE TRAIN

Our instructors offer professional and safe training. The exercises are varied and develop physical strength, self confidence as well as threat assessment skills. We also offer instructor courses depending on the presented skill level and experience of an instructor...read more >>

 


TRAINING PROGRAM

DEFENDO by Jyrki Saario offers a unique training program, in which each level concentrates on a different aspect of self-defense. On various levels our students learn skills such as: adopting a proper stance and moving while fighting, fighting on the ground, effectively controlling an opponent, leverages, defending against an armed opponent and psychological resilience...read more >>


 

UNIFORMED SERVICES

SAARIO ACADEMY offers specialist training dedicated to the needs of uniformed services...read more >>